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The My Little Jamjar Mods ([personal profile] ponymeisters) wrote in [community profile] mylittlejamjar2014-12-20 11:25 pm

--- [visual][locked from NPC!Princesses, officials, et al., except Twilight Sparkle]

[Sometime just before Q's winter wonderland lights up, the scroll goes to static. Or what counts as static on paper. And then cuts to near-complete darkness, a silhouette outlined by a window. If one looks closely, they'll see Canterlot Castle in the distance. Wherever this is, its in the capital city.

The figure - which has to be a pony - takes a moment for the image to sink in, before speaking. The tone is female, no-nonsense, blunt, yet soft. Low. Prim. Its not a voice many on the scrolls will have heard. In fact, of the off-worlders, only one pony may even have any inkling of who this poiny even is.

No matter.]

Good evening.

In the next week, Hoovesweek will be hitting stands in time for the holiday. It goes without saying that the content of this issue will be less than flattering to you. Which should come as no surprise. If it does, well, welcome. Whatever sediment you've parked yourselves under must have been exceedingly cozy the past year and a half, hm?

Of course, that won't be the end of it. Let's just say that the...boss of Hoovesweek...

[The slightest, slightest, sliiiiightest growl at that word. Boss. How...hm.]

...has something prepared for you in the next few weeks. You'll all be receiving something in the mail. An invitation. And when you get it? I suggest you be on your best behavior regarding it. I know some of you have difficulty in doing so, but that is exactly what the...boss is counting on.

I suggest you show otherwise, when the time comes.

[A pause.]

Oh...and you didn't hear of any of this before you received your invite. This must be seen as a surprise to you all, lest I be potentially found out. There are more than a few livelihoods at stake. But I felt that I should warn you, just the same.

That's all.

[And she...whoever she is...is out. She...whoever she is...may or may not respond to various inquiries from characters. You'll just have to see how much more generous she...well, you get the idea.]
ceasetoexist: (I don't care)

[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
So hey. I'm out of the loop here, but since I'm a curious guy: what's the benefit of making sure you aren't found out?
ceasetoexist: (Let's get down to business)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
Here as in this world and some of us, or here as in your company?

Because one would mean a lot more than the other. And if it is the latter, why should that matter to us? How often are you willing to provide more information like this?
ceasetoexist: (Apple of Enlightenment)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
That's business.

[There's no real softness in Pokey's voice, or empathy. Pokey was never a kind or good child, and even though Mayfield had managed to soften him it was an easy tactic to go back to previous patterns of thought.

In Mayfield, when things were getting serious, it was often necessary to be that cold. ...Sometimes, it bothered him how easy he could slip in to it, especially when he recognized how he should have empathy. But at the moment, and in this place he has no real feelings for, it's hard to care.]

I don't care what a bunch of dumb horses think about me.

[Still. Now, after so long, Pokey had come to recognize he had to think about more than himself. At least a little. Mayfield had taught him that much, and that much had become a constant in the boy.]

I can pretend to be surprised. Hey, there isn't really much that surprises me anymore. I'm a guy who's seen it all. Doesn't mean I can't pretend, though.

Any chance you can tell us more about what this invitation is?
ceasetoexist: (Booooring)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
So, question: was part of the surprise of this invitation going to be that we wouldn't even know it was from this magazine or whatever? I still don't care that much. There's a bunch of shady rags anywhere you go.

And if this reader base is already so hostile to the weirdos who got dragged here. Hey. Seems kind of like we shouldn't even care about appeasing them if they can't be.
ceasetoexist: (I make shit wanna fight about it?)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
[He could have guessed the second part easy enough. The first part...he's still not sure what to make of that, or what the events will be if she's talking about anything other than basic holiday junk.]

If your boss isn't a moron, they're going to know something's up when some of us show up on our "best" behavior. I wouldn't trust most of these morons to know the way to balance how to act any better than I'd trust them to know what their butt is for.

Any chance we could make plans how to handle this over the network, or would any...'lines' I guess, or whatever, be insecure even if we privated it?
ceasetoexist: (Looking down on you)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-21 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah yeah, sure. Makes sense this stupid thing isn't secure worth crap.

But hey, before we wrap this up got one last question for ya: what do you think you're going to get out of this?
ceasetoexist: (U Mad?)


[personal profile] ceasetoexist 2014-12-22 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
Good enough for me.

Sure. I'll take his invitation and play this game. Not like there's anything else going on in this dumb world.